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by mikemeg
Wed Nov 21, 2018 2:59 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Some North Eastern & LNER Locomotive Builds
Replies: 203
Views: 27857

Re: Some North Eastern Locomotive Builds

On another thread, though within this topic area, there is a discussion as to the relative merits of springing v compensation of loco chassis and the treatment of tender chassis', bogies and pony trucks. On all of the locos which I've built, the chassis' are either sprung with CSB's or are compensat...
by mikemeg
Wed Nov 21, 2018 12:50 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Some North Eastern & LNER Locomotive Builds
Replies: 203
Views: 27857

Re: Some North Eastern Locomotive Builds

When I took and posted the photo of the T1, shown in a posting above, it was pointed out to me, by a fellow modeller, that the weathering on the wheels was too stark and did not look realistic. I couldn't argue with this, it was too stark and unrealistic, and therefore I decided I had to do this aga...
by mikemeg
Wed Nov 21, 2018 8:46 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Some North Eastern & LNER Locomotive Builds
Replies: 203
Views: 27857

Re: Some North Eastern Locomotive Builds

Hello Mike. I have enjoyed looking through your latest posts. The T1 looks quite a bruiser. It struck me that the water capacity of the T1, with its must have been much greater than that of the A6. I suppose that water consumption was dictated by kind of work each class of engine was required to pe...
by mikemeg
Tue Nov 20, 2018 2:57 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Some North Eastern & LNER Locomotive Builds
Replies: 203
Views: 27857

Re: Some North Eastern Locomotive Builds

NORTH EASTERN KITS LNER J71 Yet another of these ex North Eastern 0-6-0 tanks is this; the NER Class E / LNER J71. Again, this was a test build of one of Arthur's kits and, again, this loco was based in Hull in mid 1950. If you're thinking 'this guy must have no end of these 0-6-0 shunting tanks' t...
by mikemeg
Tue Nov 20, 2018 8:52 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Some North Eastern & LNER Locomotive Builds
Replies: 203
Views: 27857

Re: Some North Eastern Locomotive Builds

AHHHHH! Your reply is like the best apple crumble and custard after a very good meal! Julian, Careful! I might take this as encouragement to consider a run at Masterchef, on the tele. 'Sow, mate, whatcha gonna cook fer us terday?' 'Crumbled pomme Worsdell, with a jus of Ravenberries, topped off wit...
by mikemeg
Mon Nov 19, 2018 3:37 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Some North Eastern & LNER Locomotive Builds
Replies: 203
Views: 27857

Re: Some North Eastern Locomotive Builds

Superb T1 Mike, as are all of your locos. Thank you for your weathering recipes. I like the subtlety yet effectiveness of the results. What a privilege to have worked with Guy. Did you learn more things in principle from him than we read in his books would you say? In the context of creating the il...
by mikemeg
Mon Nov 19, 2018 3:00 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Some North Eastern & LNER Locomotive Builds
Replies: 203
Views: 27857

Re: Some North Eastern Locomotive Builds

NORTH EASTERN KITS LNER A6 Now well into its journey through the paint shop is this; another LNER A6. This is the last of the four A6's I have built and is being finished in ex-works state. The model is one of Arthur's North Eastern Kits production kits for the A6 and is to portray 69791 after its ...
by mikemeg
Mon Nov 19, 2018 12:58 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Some North Eastern & LNER Locomotive Builds
Replies: 203
Views: 27857

Re: Some North Eastern Locomotive Builds

Oh and wasn't there an 0-8-4 tank from the same source (Great Central) which weighed in (all up) at nearly 100 tons? GC class 8H, LNER class S1, BR 69900-5. Weight 99 tons and a few cwts without booster, the actual weight depending on the sub-class. Presumably therefore over 100 tons when booster f...
by mikemeg
Mon Nov 19, 2018 9:32 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Some North Eastern & LNER Locomotive Builds
Replies: 203
Views: 27857

Re: Some North Eastern Locomotive Builds

Mike may I too thank you for your inspirational thread. I followed your link to ArthurK's thread and that was also most interesting. Just a question - how do you create the weathered/grime/oil effect on your painted locos coupling and connecting rods? I suppose you have no plans to model an 0-8-0T ...
by mikemeg
Thu Nov 15, 2018 11:59 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Some North Eastern & LNER Locomotive Builds
Replies: 203
Views: 27857

Re: Some North Eastern Locomotive Builds

Getting back to locos, here's another photo - once again courtesy Mick Nicholson - of A2 2403 City of Durham entering York station from the north. This picture must be earlier than the last photo - again of 2403 - as here, the loco is paired with its original North Eastern 4125 gallon tender. One of...
by mikemeg
Thu Nov 15, 2018 9:36 am
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Hessle Haven - a model of a railway
Replies: 74
Views: 23768

Re: Hessle Haven - a model of a railway

Will the moderators allow me one more blatant off topic digression? This only because an earlier posting, showing a Russian made fighter jet, occassioned a Private Mail asking if I had taken any photos of British or American made fast jets. The answer is very definitely yes, I took about 150 photos ...
by mikemeg
Wed Nov 14, 2018 3:37 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Some North Eastern & LNER Locomotive Builds
Replies: 203
Views: 27857

Re: Some North Eastern Locomotive Builds

It looks as though t'system has got summat in a twist, nesting quotes. End of poor attempt at Yorkshire vernacular.

No, Knuckles didn't write the line. I did and all is now correct.

Cheers

Mike
by mikemeg
Wed Nov 14, 2018 3:13 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Some North Eastern & LNER Locomotive Builds
Replies: 203
Views: 27857

Re: Some North Eastern Locomotive Builds

By the way the system clock, on this website, is still set to British Summer Time, so is one hour fast!! I posted thus at 11.06!! If you click on your name at the top right of the Forum and go to the User Control Panel -> Board Preferences, you can change your time zone :) Many thanks. So t'weren't...
by mikemeg
Wed Nov 14, 2018 11:06 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Some North Eastern & LNER Locomotive Builds
Replies: 203
Views: 27857

Re: Some North Eastern Locomotive Builds

The A2 unless I'm mistaken.Always fancied a model of that one too. Given the sheer length of the beast, you will definitely need "proper" curves for one of those! And getting it on and off a turntable won't be easy, either; there weren't many long enough!! When they came into Hull in the ...
by mikemeg
Wed Nov 14, 2018 10:42 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Some North Eastern & LNER Locomotive Builds
Replies: 203
Views: 27857

Re: Some North Eastern Locomotive Builds

The A2 unless I'm mistaken. Always fancied a model of that one too. Regarding the simple technology you mentioned, they are in a way yet as time went on things seem to have become very complex towards the end. The demeaning term 'kettle' for a steam locomotive I find quite accurate and funny. It's ...
by mikemeg
Wed Nov 14, 2018 12:33 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Some North Eastern & LNER Locomotive Builds
Replies: 203
Views: 27857

Re: Some North Eastern Locomotive Builds

Wish I had something useful and constructive to say in this thread yet I don't. That said I am very much enjoying seeing your creations, some lovely work here. Inspiring stuff. ;) Drooling over your B16, may need a rag. Then again I've always been a fan of Vincent's locomotives. Many thanks for the...
by mikemeg
Tue Nov 13, 2018 5:43 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Some North Eastern & LNER Locomotive Builds
Replies: 203
Views: 27857

Re: Some North Eastern Locomotive Builds

BACHMANN J72/HIGH LEVEL MODELS J72 CHASSIS KIT This is a Bachmann J72 body, much modified by the replacement of the buffers, tank fillers, handrails, cab fittings, etc. with a High Level Models chassis kit and is one of two such J72's (the other is an LNER built example - 68724) which I did to illu...
by mikemeg
Tue Nov 13, 2018 7:48 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Some North Eastern & LNER Locomotive Builds
Replies: 203
Views: 27857

Re: Some North Eastern Locomotive Builds

NORTH EASTERN KITS LNER J72 Short Bunker Version Here's another 0-6-0 tank; this one is the test build of the short bunker version of the J72, representing one of the first twenty North Eastern Class E1/LNER J72's to be built. Later locomotives had a longer bunker and a revised profile on their mai...
by mikemeg
Thu Nov 08, 2018 1:03 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Some North Eastern & LNER Locomotive Builds
Replies: 203
Views: 27857

Re: Some North Eastern Locomotive Builds

NORTH EASTERN KITS LNER J77 Here's another of the test builds; this one is the Worsdell cab version of the LNER J77. These locos were rebuilds of older 0-4-4 BTP's which had been superceded by the later G5's. North Eastern Kits also produce the earlier Fletcher cab version of the J77 and a test bui...
by mikemeg
Thu Nov 08, 2018 10:43 am
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Hessle Haven - a model of a railway
Replies: 74
Views: 23768

Re: Hessle Haven - a model of a railway

Some lovely engines - great to see them! And the signals too. Thank you. In truth I have far too many locomotives for the layout but I do enjoy building them, especially those which would once have been seen in the area where I grew up. So the layout has become the preserve of a whole new generatio...
by mikemeg
Fri Nov 02, 2018 2:58 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Some North Eastern & LNER Locomotive Builds
Replies: 203
Views: 27857

Re: Some North Eastern Locomotive Builds

NORTH EASTERN KITS LNER A6 Then there are the A6's. Only ten of these locos were built and they all started life as 4-6-0 tanks - NER Class W. It became apparent, very quickly, to the North Eastern Railway, that these locomotives possessed insufficient coal and water capacity. So to increase both c...
by mikemeg
Fri Nov 02, 2018 11:52 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Some North Eastern & LNER Locomotive Builds
Replies: 203
Views: 27857

Re: Some North Eastern Locomotive Builds

A lovely collection of models, Mike - and what a fantastic resource Arthur's kits are for the NER area modeller. Quite jealous.... Cheers, Steve LONDON ROAD MODELS LNER G5 Thanks Steve. Yes, Arthur has really provided a fantastic basis for the NER area modeller. Along with London Road Models BTP, D...
by mikemeg
Fri Nov 02, 2018 10:01 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Some North Eastern & LNER Locomotive Builds
Replies: 203
Views: 27857

Re: Some North Eastern Locomotive Builds

NORTH EASTERN KITS LNER J25 The above post references the NER Class C1/LNER J25, so here's another of these test builds; this one done only last year. This is the LNER J25, in its final guise, with the later LNER 69a boiler, LNER group standard draw gear, etc. As nearly always this was done from th...
by mikemeg
Fri Nov 02, 2018 9:33 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Some North Eastern & LNER Locomotive Builds
Replies: 203
Views: 27857

Re: Some North Eastern Locomotive Builds

NORTH EASTERN KITS LNER N10 Here's another of the test builds done for Arthur Kimber's North Eastern Kits range. Again, this was done from the initial set of etches and was done without the benefit of any instructions, though by this time (around five years ago) I was reasonably 'au fait' with Arth...
by mikemeg
Fri Oct 26, 2018 10:28 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Some North Eastern & LNER Locomotive Builds
Replies: 203
Views: 27857

Re: Some North Eastern Locomotive Builds

NORTH EASTERN KITS LNER D20 Sometimes, when the test build is done, some of the necessary castings may not be available as the masters are still being worked. This was true of the D20, when that test build was done. So the model languishes in its 'naked' brass state until the remaining castings are...

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